7th Pay Commission Latest News: 50 lakh Central Government employees and thousands of retirees are hopeful about a hike in fitment factor and minimum pay beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations. The central government employees are hopeful that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make the announcement on August 15. If the announcement is made then the minimum pay of the Central Government employees will get a hike of up to Rs 8,000 from Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000. The fitment factor, which is a multiple factor, is also expected to be raised to 3.68 times. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Tamil Nadu Freezes DA Till July 2021, Suspends Earned Leave Of Its Employees For One Year

Earlier Maharashtra government announced that the 7th Pay Commission will be implemented for government employees in Maharashtra from January 2019. Days after the announcement, around 17 lakh state government employees have launched their 3-day strike from Tuesday. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Maharashtra Govt to Put on Hold DA, LTC of 12 Lakh Employees For Two Years

Maharashtra’s Minister of Finance Sudhir Mungantiwar on the strike of government employees, said today, “After an interaction between Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and the employees’ organizations some demands have been agreed upon. Government is inclined to implement the 7th Pay Commission, after the report of the Bakshi commission.” Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: SSB Announces Recruitment For Assistant Commandant Post, Get Paid Rs 1,77,500 Monthly

He also that many unions have withdrawn from the strike, but only one organization of government employees is agitating, and the government is negotiating with them also. “The common people should not be troubled. He have asked to end the strike. We are now waiting for their answers.”

According to media reports around 1.5 lakh govt employees have withdrawn from the agitation after a Government Resolution (GR) was issued on Monday giving then assurance that arrears of last 14 months will be paid to them soon.

Separately, the Haryana government has also approved the recommendations to the teaching and non-teaching staff of government-funded universities and colleges with effect from January 1, 2016 as per the 7th pay commission. It will put an additional financial burden of Rs 230.6 crore annually on the state exchequer. There is also a likelihood of getting a hike in the dearness allowance.